Tag Archives: pain

What can cause rectal pain?

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Don’t keep your strong pain medicines ‘just in case’

Nearly 150 people are hospitalised in Australia every day as a result of the adverse effects of opioid pain medicines. In a concerted effort to reduce this – and opioid-related dependence, illnesses and cases of misuse – the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is urging Australians to return unused prescription pain relief medicines to their local… Read More »

When and why is pain pleasurable?

Many people think of pain and sex as deeply incompatible. After all, sex is all about pleasure, and pain has nothing to do with that, right? Well, for some individuals, pain and pleasure can sometimes overlap in a sexual context, but how come? Continue reading this Spotlight feature to find out. Some people find pain… Read More »